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WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by AndyMax » Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:34 pm

Yesterday I clicked on a post by MarrientesAD. it was advertising antispyware. Rather stupidly I clicked on one of the links in his post out of curiousity.

Now, today, I think my computer has been hacked. I am missing a text file off my desktop containing all my bank and credit card details, passwords, email address/passwords.

I am only guessing that maybe somehow this guy got access to my PC and took the file. His post is not on the boards anymore. Maybe an moderator took it down?

Anyway, it all just seems a bit to much like a coincidence that I click on antispyware and now I have a very important file missing.

MarrientesAD, if you have nothing to do with this then I apologise.

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Post by Flyer1 » Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:55 pm

Most of those things are generally virus-ridden-robot shite crap. As a rule of thumb I never buy any antivirus software off the net, nor any internet security software. More peace of mind buying it from the shops, at least that way you have someone's head to hold responsible :D.

Could you try one of those restore to a certain date things on your PC ?

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Post by Heliops » Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:57 pm

Can they be stopped before they are posted?

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Post by AndyMax » Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:59 pm

All sorted.

While writting to the file yesterday I must have clicked on HIDDEN so I couldnt see it on the desktop.

Got it back now.

I sincerily apologise to MarrientesAD

Hell, do I have a red face now LOL LOL :oops: :lol:

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Post by Nanolight » Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:41 pm

There is nothing wrong with getting stuff off the web flyer1, provided it is from a reputable source!!

I wouldn't be inclined to obtain anti spyware software from someone who uses spamming as a means of advertisement.

Lavasoft's AdAware is very good, as is Zone Alarm.

Keep it country :wink:

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Re: WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by VNAV PTH » Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:04 am

AndyMax wrote: I am missing a text file off my desktop containing all my bank and credit card details, passwords, email address/passwords.


Should you really be keeping all of those details on a text file on your computer??!!
Screw you guys.....I`m going home.......

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Post by AndyMax » Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:02 pm

probably shouldnt but there is no way in hell I can remember all my passwords, numbers and pin numbers for the different cards I have.

I do have a fire wall and encrypted wireless internet.

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Post by ceatach » Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:52 am

Encrypt the text file at least...
There are plenty of free implementations of some pretty secure algorithms out there.

Try something like this:
http://locknote.steganos.com/

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Post by AndyMax » Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:22 pm

thanks Keith.

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Post by ceatach » Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:46 pm

no worries mate.

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Post by EIDEL » Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:51 pm

:roll: Two things you can do to protect your info ....1 write it in a notebook.Keep it in your pocket.
2. Put it on a floppy (read only)and work from there.
Dump your internet history at logoff.
Run adaware and antispy regularly :idea:

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Post by Flyer1 » Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:34 pm

and 3. Buy an apple.

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Post by Nanolight » Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:00 am

... and eat it!

Stick to windows unless you are into graphic design or live audio sequencing.
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Post by ceatach » Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:34 pm

A piece of paper in your pocket? yeah right. great advice.
a floppy with read only? - what else would a hacker want to do with the file but read it.
Buy an apple? Some guy used his mini mac as a server and invited hackers to gain root access. within 30 mins, the mac OS x was hacked and root access gained.

Encrypt it.

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Post by Flyer1 » Sat Nov 18, 2006 4:25 pm

Get a tattoo of em on your leg.

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